The Hyundai Kona comes in a wide range of configurations, though our 5 out of 10 score applies to the most popular versions—SE and SEL—which are light on power and provide just adequate handling and ride.
Opt for the Kona N-Line and Limited with their turbocharged engines, and we’d probably add another point. The Kona N is in its own league entirely.
Is the Hyundai Kona 4WD?
All-wheel drive is optional across the lineup, aside from the range-topping Kona N. Curiously, that’s the model that would most benefit from power to all four corners.
How fast is the Hyundai Kona?
That depends on what’s underhood. SE and SEL versions use a 147-hp 2.0-liter inline-4 linked to a CVT that delivers low-thrill acceleration, especially right off the line. It takes a while for power to build in urban driving, and highway passing is weak at best.
Better yet is the 195-hp…